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No, seriously: Pimp yourself out in Space Invaders bling

Jun 10
Are you ready to get ICED OUT? Blingvaders now offers the hippest new gear for wannabe pimps in the form of the "Iced out Space Invaders neck chain". Yours for just twenty dollars in faux silver or gold, you can sho... read

E3 09: PS3/360 video recap part one (with PSP bonus levels)

Jun 09
I have the feeling that I missed a lot of best PS3/360 games at this year's E3. Shadow Complex and PixelJunk Shooter were supposedly on the show floor, but I never saw them, despite looking high and low for them all three day... read

E3 09: Wii Vitality Sensor announced, no one knows why

Jun 02
Nintendo has already announced several really promising titles in this morning's press conference (the liveblog is still going on here), and in the excitement of the announcement for Metroid: Other M this will probably be for... read

Screw optimism: a Shadow of the Colossus movie is a BAD idea

Apr 09
I am the most positive and forgiving person on the planet. When I got punched in the face by a bully in the 5th grade I actually apologized to him for hurting his fist on my large pumpkin head. Then I proceeded to check on hi... read

Faith and a .45 officially on hold, tears officially shed

Jan 30
Many of you may have forgotten the promising Faith and a .45, a depression-era co-op game from the same outfit that brought us Total Overdose. Its unique setting and Bonnie & Clyde-esque characters made this game incredib... read

Gore Verbinski is the new Uwe Boll: 'Pirates' director to take on Second Life

Dec 20
First BioShock and now Second Life? It looks like director Gore Verbinski has found a new calling in life!According to recent reports in Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean director has just signed on to direct a movie base... read

Five design decisions that put the suck into Populous DS

Nov 20
Populous DS had promise.  The Molyneux classic primarily involved pointing and clicking, so this game should have translated beautifully with stylus controls on the DS platform. Instead, playing this game is like trying ... read

Wow, I can't wait: Pac-Man movie is a go

May 22
I'm generally testy about the topic of videogames being made into movies, as they are rarely much better than spending the night gazing into the ass of a horse. I have to admit, however, I'm beyond testy over the news that ru... read

Haze will require a 4GB+ install, will run in sub-HD 1024x576

May 19
As Hamza just noted, Haze hits this week, and the developers have been busy answering questions on the Ubi forum. To our surprise, the May 16 update reveals two ugly technical facts about the game: a rather large required ins... read

More Vii for you: another Wii knockoff hits the scene

May 09
We had a giggle over the Vii last year, but like any massively popular icon of pop culture, the ripoffs are far from over. We spied this recent imitator over at Engadget, with comes with a slew of vaguely identifiable acessor... read

NewsBlaster proves that tragedy can be fun!

May 05
More than a year ago, we here at Destructoid told you about NewsBreaker, a Breakout-type game the MSNBC Web site created to get younger people to read its news. The concept was simple: hit a brick, get a news he... read

Man confesses to sexing picnic table, God of War videogame is clearly to blame

Apr 01
Some people enjoy sitting on the porch and discussing the antics of neighborhood hooligans, trading what will they think of nexts while they ogle passerby for the next potential source of gossip. The Porch Patrol may think th... read

The moron strikes again: Uwe Boll says games have no story

Jan 25
There's a difference between looking like a moron and just being stupid. Uwe Boll has crossed that line with his usual dignity and aplomb many a time, and each time I hope without reason it may be his last. In a recent interv... read

Guinness 'Guitar Hero Relay Marathon' frightens and confuses

Jan 07
I think it's safe to say that I like to play videogames; I wouldn't be here writing this if I didn't. And I'm all for competition, be it professional first-person shooter play or more casual play in someone's living room. But... read

More painful than dying in a fire: Alvin and the Chipmunks on the Wii

Dec 27
What's harder? (A) Producing a popular cartoon show for nearly 30 years about a trio of fat-faced high-pitched maladjusted chipmunks and their three whiny rodent girlfriends or (B) Producing a single good video game about the... read

PC World names the most offensive games of 2007

Dec 26
2007 was a banner years for gaming, but that doesn't mean that tripe isn't being turned out at an equal pace. Some crappy games are hilarious though, and I think my world would be a different place without them. PC World has ... read

The Great Retro Quiz! .15: The games of 2007

Dec 26
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one... read

Rock Band on PS2 hits retail tomorrow

Dec 17
The PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band has shipped and will be up for purchase from your store of choice starting tomorrow. Great news for those of you without a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, right? Sort of.We've already been... read

Arcade Hits coming to XBL tomorrow, plus a sneak peak at upcoming XBLA games

Dec 03
As most of you already know, the Xbox 360's Fall Dashboard Update hits tomorrow. Included in this update is a new program called Arcade Hits, which allows you to purchase previously released Live Arcade titles at a reduced pr... read

New PS3 commercial features clowns, dog, man with lipstick

Dec 03
I just feel sad about PS3 commercials. I don't want to ridicule them, discuss them with other journalists, contemplate why they aren't great anymore or pen angry letters. I just want them to be good again. I just want to know... read

Another Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update hits (Don't get your hopes up)

Nov 27
With the latest update to the backwards compatibility list finally here, there are now over 300 orginal Xbox games that'll play nice with your Xbox 360. But unlike the last update, there is a considerably smaller portion of g... read

Is this where PS3s are born?

Nov 24
A brand new PlayStation 3 is shiny and impressive when unboxed, and you'd probably never imagine that the slick, gleaming black game console was created in what looks to be an over-packed car garage.We can't be sure if these ... read

The invisible political commentary of Blacksite: Area 51

Nov 19
The Brainy Gamer (via Electro Lemon) has a very interesting article up discussing the heady ideals of Blacksite: Area 51, Midway's latest attempt to bring the Area 51 label a decent game. By all accounts, the title is but a s... read

Final Fantasy XIII possibly delayed until 2009

Nov 19
Square recently held their yearly fiscal meeting, which yielded some very distressing news for RPG fans awaiting the newest Final Fantasy with baited breath: The game may not be released until 2009. The trouble seems to revol... read

The Difficulty Arc: How frustration ruins the gameplay experience

Nov 16
The scenario: You, controller in hands, sitting on the sofa, staring at your television with a mixed expression of frustration and anger. You've hit a point in a game where you can't get any further, you don't want the strate... read

Sony to maintain availibility the 20GB and 60GB PS3s in Japan?

Nov 07
According to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony will be maintaining the availability of the 20GB and 60GB models of the PlayStation 3 in Japan.  1UP has translated an interview with the SCE President from th... read

Harmonix game Phase: The Music is the Game available on iTunes

Nov 06
File this one under "A pleasant surprise, but not quite what I had in mind." Harmonix has released their portable rhythm action game, Phase: The Music is Your Game onto iTunes. The $4.99 iPod game lets you use your ... read

Eternal Sonata for PS3 will feature new playable characters

Nov 01
I used to hate the early Xbox years when a title like Silent Hill 2 for PS2 would hit, and then shortly afterwards a version for Xbox with more content would appear. Seems the process is being console reversed now: Eternal So... read

Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod

Nov 01
While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me ... read

What? No! Why?: Xbox 360 Rock Band's USB hub requires external power

Oct 30
While I'm sure the folks over at the 1UP offices have been enjoying Rock Band, not all is well. You see, the Xbox 360 hardware only has three USB ports, and Rock Band utilizes four USB instruments at once. Harmonix and Electr... read

Want the Guitar Hero wireless bundle? Don't go to Wal-Mart

Oct 29
Forget to make a reservation and find yourself bolting to a 24 hour Wal-Mart at 3 am? Be warned: Reports have been flooding in that Wal-Mart is selling the Guitar Hero 3 bundle with some slight alterations. What kind of alter... read

Phantasy Star Universe gets expansion in November, no one seems to notice

Oct 26
Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don't have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retai... read

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